ISBN 10: 186046825X / 1-86046-825-X
ISBN 13: 9781860468254
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 2003
Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author ofNorwegian WoodandThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves. A college student, identified only as "K," falls in love with his classmate, Sumire. But devotion to an untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitmentsuntil she meets Miu, an older and much more sophisticated businesswoman. When Sumire disappears from an island off the coast of Greece, "K" is solicited to join the search party and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous, haunting visions. A love story combined with a detective story,Sputnik Sweetheartultimately lingers in the mind as a profound meditation on human longing.
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